About Me


Cornelia DeDona is the recognized author of Letters to a Prisoner by Connie DLetters to a Prisoner received an Honorable Mention for Poetry at the 2011 New York Book Festival. In addition, Cornelia’s poetry and photography memoir, Hawaiian Time, received the 3rd place Vinnie Ream award in the Inaugural  Multi-discipline category from the National League Of American Pen Women in 2016.

Currently, an Arts & Letters Member of The Southwest Florida Branch of the National League of American Pen Women, Cornelia previously held an executive position at their branch in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Cornelia’s poetry and photography also published 2008-2013 in Rain Bird, the award-winning Literary and Art journal of the University of Hawaii- Windward Community College, Kaneohe, Hawaii. In 2013 she was awarded Rain Bird’s Kolokolea Award for Poetry, for her poem, Speaking French. She also received Honorable Mention in 2010 for her poem, Writing Retreat.

Cornelia’s books/eBooks can be previewed and purchased on Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble.com and, iTunes.

Cornelia’s artist website: https://cornelia-dedona.pixels.com

Cornelia resides in N. Fort Myers, Florida, and Rosendale, New York.

Please email her at conniededona@gmail.com.

13 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Dear Connie,
    Now I know why I am not receiving updates of your posts. My anti virus software has been working 24/7. No worries, I fixed that and re-ticked the “Follow” for double surety.
    All good wishes,
    Eric 🙂


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